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SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 385
Registered: ‎09-12-2015

Re: Random problem in playlists

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Congratulations on solving your question about repeating audio file entries within a Playlist text file.

 

Your detailed explanation inspired me to explore the possible differences between end-of-line characters used by TextEdit (Mac app) and Notepad (Win exe ).  I think the Mac end-of-line character produced by TextEdit  (LF only) is not compatible with the end-of-line characters that the Clip Sport (and Clip Jam) require to properly read successive lines in Playlist files (CR and LF).

       Your clever solution is to clone a text line produced by mp3tag and then change the internal  information without deleting the hidden end-of-line characters (for CR and LF).

           Here is an introduction to this complicated topic.

            https://www.editpadpro.com/tricklinebreak.html

 

There are likely a wide variety of solutions to the Mac TextEdit end-of-line limitation for your needs. Here are two.

    1) Create a simple text file with several end-of-line entries copied from a working Playlist file. Use this separate file as a "copy and Paste" resource for your future endeavors.

    2) Use the text editor app NOTEPAD++ that is available with "Wine Bottler for OSX"

           http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/

         (Wine Bottler is the app the authors of mp3tag use to make their Mac-compatible version.)

 

Newbie
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎09-09-2017

Re: Random problem in playlists

I feel super proud that I managed to do it! It is not like I know a lot about computers. And it is some kind of culture among people who know computers that they think it is beneath them to explain properly. As if I would explain to you when you want to knit a sweater: "Then you do the rib there, You don´t know what a rib is? Hmph! Well, then I can´t help you" haha

Anyway, one more thing: 

The filenames should be different and not to long, for example if you have fifteen files who all start with the artists name, that is confusing for our player. If you use Mp3tag you can first tag the artists names on all the files, and then delete the the artists name from the filename to be only song-name. 

And even one more thing: To be able to use Mp3Tag the program has to be set to certain specifications. Someone in this forum has written about that. (Maybe you?)

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Newbie
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎09-09-2017

Re: Random problem in playlists

About having a source-file for the line endings: I suppose you can just get someone you know to mail you a playlist file (that works) and use that as source. Then it is not even necessary with Mp3Tag.